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Family-Related Resources for ASU Faculty

Child Care

  • ASU’s Campus Children’s Center enrolls children one to five years of age, and is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The On Campus Child Care Services webpage provides the most current information.
  • ASU Family Resources maintains a list of licensed child care centers in targeted zip codes surrounding the four ASU campuses. Referrals provided by ASU Family Resources do not imply a recommendation or endorsement by ASU, but are meant to serve as a resource. The most current information can be found on the Off Campus Child Services webpage or by contacting Program Coordinator Maureen Duane at (480) 965-9723.

Parental and Family Leave

  • Parental Leave: Eligible employees are entitled to apply for up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. The leave may be taken in a single block of time, intermittently, or on a reduced work schedule. FMLA leave is used concurrently with this policy, allowing for up to 12 weeks total leave. 
  • Family Leave: Eligible employees are entitled to apply for up to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid family leave during any 12-month period for self-care or care of family members for medical reasons. ASU will continue to pay the employer’s portion of health insurance premiums for benefits coverage during family leave. 

Breastfeeding Support

  • ASU has developed a website to provide nursing mothers with resources to support their breastfeeding goals. The Brestfeeding Support website provides information on private lactation spaces (with reservation information, if needed), storing breast milk on campus, and additional resources. 

Working Parents Network

  • Arizona State University employees are invited to join Working Parents Network, a free, peer-led group for all faculty and staff who have children newborn to age five.
  • WPN offers resources and support for parents, grandparents and caregivers. It also provides opportunities for making connections with fellow Sun Devils who are working while raising young children.

Counseling Services

  • ASU’s Employee Assistance Office offers free, voluntary and confidential behavioral health services for personal and work related issues.
  • Any benefits-eligible employee, spouse, dependent or household member may contact EAO to schedule a free, confidential appointment. Parental consent is required for children under 18.
  • Referrals are provided for long-term mental health counseling.

Tuition Reduction

  • ASU employees, their spouses and dependent children are eligible for reduced in-state tuition at ASU, NAU and UA.
    • Employees and spouses pay $25 for up to 9 credit hours per semester
    • Dependent children pay 25% of actual in-state tuition for all credit hours

Delaying Tenure

  • It is possible to extend the standard six-year probationary clock for family, health or other personal reasons. Extensions are requested in one-year increments, and individuals may apply for more than one extension. Both the School Director and the CLAS Dean must approve the extension application, and final approval rests with the Provost. The Director of the School will work with the Dean’s Office to find an accommodation that is in the best interest of the faculty member’s professional interests.
  • For more details, consult the ASU Personnel Processes webpage. Scroll down to Faculty Process Guides and see the link to Process Guide for Extension of Probationary Period.